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Cucumber as big as the sweetcorn

I decided it was time to investigate one of the sweetcorn cobs. Was it ready or not? In the same patch, there was also a cucumber which I felt was ready to pick, even though it was very small. But … Continue reading

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Sweetcorn vs. Jerusalem artichokes

I’ve already decided the Jerusalem artichokes need to be moved to a pot after this growing season. This space is going to have a hazel tree in it. However, there is another very good reason for the move: not only … Continue reading

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Isn’t it ironic?

Last night, I had a two-hour blast of painting the new fence but had to stop because of the light faded. So, this afternoon, I nipped out to finish the panel I’d given up on yesterday. Rain had been forecast … Continue reading

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A day of many things

On Thursday, after five years on a waiting list, my daughter was finally offered a place at a gymnastics club. This meant that with the car out over lunch time we went on to St Aidan’s Nature Reserve between Swillington … Continue reading

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At last, it’s happened!

Of course, the heavens opened just as we arrived into our station yesterday evening. Since then, there have been short bursts of heavy rain, which have so far only touched the surface of the soil. However, I think I will … Continue reading

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Heat hiatus

It has actually cooled down over the last day or so but the hiatus meant in the title of this post is the difficulty our temperatures and lack of precipitation are posing for gardening activities. In other words, not a … Continue reading

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Melting the concrete

The unrelenting hot, sunny weather, coupled with the dearth of rain, means that it is going to be hard to plant out the remaining squash and sweetcorn. I’ve managed to clear the ground needed by pouring the contents of the … Continue reading

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Gearing up for summer

This year, I don’t intend to have as many pots in the house as I would have done in previous years. For a start, I’ve only got four tomato plants this time, although I could end up with a large … Continue reading

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Move over tomatoes

I have had a delightful couple of hours in the garden this evening. And unplanned at that! Only half of the broad beans I sowed last autumn have survived the winter but I’ve planted out the four that germinated this … Continue reading

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Seed Cooperative purchases

Last year, I saw an advertisement for the Seed Cooperative, which sells organic seeds, and decided this is where I would buy mine this year. The company’s policies tick lots of boxes for me: supporting other small organisations which work … Continue reading

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